Destination weddings can be a fun and stress free way to get married. When planning a wedding, consider incorporating your honeymoon and your wedding into one. Rather than planning a big wedding, instead you can bring a few of your best friends with you and make the entire experience a holiday. This can be easily achieved with the proper planning and by hiring a passenger van or similar type of high occupancy vehicle that can get you and your wedding party to your destination. Take advantage of group tour rates and travel together; yet still plan some alone time for the happy new couple.
Hiring a Passenger Van for Your Wedding Party
You can hire a budget rental van or high occupancy vehicle in Perth or Bunbury, depending on where you are starting out for your destination wedding to Margaret River. The Margaret River Region is a little over 250 km south of Perth, the capital of Western Australia. It takes about 3 hours to drive there. If you hire a vehicle in Bunbury, it is just 99 km to Margaret River and only takes a little over an hour to get there. Having this passenger van will allow you and your entire wedding party the ability to go where you want when you want, and stay for as long or as short as you desire.
Photo: Margaret River Vineyard
The Margaret River Region has a wide variety of different types of wedding venues. You can choose a vineyard location, gardens, a beach location, caves, or forest. There are many different wedding venues or locations in the Margaret River Region. You have more to choose from with a smaller wedding, not to mention that it costs less for the wedding venue and will save you money for your holiday travels. The picturesque wedding venues double as great honeymoon holiday spots.
Things to Do in the Margaret River Region
The top places to visit in the Margaret River Region include caves, beaches, vineyards, and local forests and woodlands. You can book a tour, or use your hired vehicle to get to your destinations on your own. There are plenty of amazing restaurants in the region too.
4 Caves to Explore
Photo: Lake Cave
The Margaret River Region is home to four caves including the Jewel Cave, Ngilgi Cave, Mammoth Cave, and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Each cave has something unique to offer. You can tour them and if you are so enchanted with them, you can even hold your wedding inside one.
Photo: Whale Watching
Whale watching season runs for 6 months of the year from June to early December. Each year 35,000 whales including humpback, southern right, minke and blue whales migrate through the warmer waters north of the Antarctic. You can often spot them from lookout platforms from the shore or the cliffs or take a whale watching cruise to see their grace and majesty up close.
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse
Photo: Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
Both the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse both stand as beacon bookends on either end of the Margaret River Region. You can tour both lighthouses and witness the 360 degree panoramic views of the entire region.
Margaret River Beaches
Photo: Cowaramup Bay
There are many different beaches in the Margaret River Region. The top beaches are Busselton Foreshore, Dunsborough Foreshore, Meelup, Eagle Bay, Bunker Bay, Yalingup, Smiths Beach, Cowaramup Bay, Gnarabup and Hamelin Bay. You can find popular surf spots, sheltered bays, or secluded beaches.
Boranup Karri Forest
Photo: Boranup Karri Forest
This amazing forest with towering karri trees 60m high is just about a 25 minute drive from the Margaret River Region. It is just one of several forest retreats in the area. There is camping available at many locations. This region is in the top 10 biodiversity hotspots in the world.
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Updated : 14th June 2017 | Words : 646 | Views : 3805